Disaster Response

Meet our new Regional Volunteer Services Officer and see why joining the Red Cross is Personal for him.

June 17, 2024

By Patrick Mcgee-Regional Volunteer Services Officer Cascades Region My journey to the American Red Cross begins in 1972, when I was only 2 years old. I had an uncle who […]

New Community Adaptation Program Builds Resiliency in Communities

May 29, 2024

For a Deeper Level Disaster Preparation and Recovery By Red Cross Volunteer Patricia Griffiths Wildfires lashed towns throughout Jackson County, Oregon during the summer of 2020. Hundreds of thousands of […]

American Red Cross Ramps Up Wildfire Training Ahead of Busy Season

May 6, 2024

We’ve seen the headlines, and the forecasts, and it looks like we could be in for another busy summer of disasters.  The climate crisis has resulted in more extreme weather […]

Climate Crisis Leads to More Intense Wildfire Seasons. How you can Prepare.

May 3, 2024

By Harriet Vanderbilt/Rebecca Marshall May is National Wildfire Awareness Month. The entire month is dedicated to the prevention and preparedness of a natural disaster that has become more intense and […]

Smoke Alarms and Partnerships Help Save Lives

April 8, 2024

By Dyana Mason, Red Cross Volunteer/Board Member “We deal with people on the worst days of their lives, and so do you,” White City, Oregon Fire Marshal Speaks About Close […]

Red Cross Helps Couple Pick Up The Pieces After A Home Fire

January 11, 2024

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascade Region One morning in March of 2023, Alanna Sowles’ husband Brandon woke up in their Euguene home and smelled something strange.  He went to investigate and […]

December Delivers Copious Amounts of Rain to the Cascades Region.

December 6, 2023

December 2023 brought with it torrential downpours and numerous flood watches and warnings. Multiple inches of rain caused drivers, pedestrians and homeowners to brush up on what to do when […]

“I Lost Six of my People.” Maui Wildfire Survivor Opens Up To Red Cross Volunteer.

September 26, 2023

By Darrell Fuller Watch Darrell’s story here. I am a volunteer with the American Red Cross. I spent four weeks on the island of Maui responding to the wildfires there. […]

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in North Portland

September 21, 2023

By Gabriel Gottfried/Red Cross Cascades Region “People don’t know, can’t know, when they are going to need that smoke detector to save their lives, so do it now.” – John […]

Deploying to Maui:  One Volunteer’s Perspective

August 25, 2023

By Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region The Hawaii wildfires devastating the state are the worst in Hawaii’s history and the deadliest fires in the United States in more than 100 […]